Category: Legislative Updates


CHEAC Legislative Committee Reviews Bills, Includes CHEAC-Sponsored STD Navigation Services Measure

Last Friday, March 6, 2020, the CHEAC Legislative Committee met for its second in-person meeting in Sacramento to review and discuss the remaining batch of newly introduced bills in the second part of the 2019-20 Legislative Session. During the meeting, the CHEAC Legislative Committee identified an additional 35 legislative bills of interest to local health…

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Senate, Assembly Convene Joint Oversight Hearing on Childhood Lead Levels

On Tuesday, the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, Joint Legislative Audit Committee, Assembly Health Committee, Senate Environmental Quality Committee, and the Senate Health Committee convened a joint legislative oversight hearing on childhood lead levels following a report from the California State Auditor. Recall, the State Auditor’s report, “Childhood Lead Levels: Millions of Children…

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Legislature Begins Scheduling Bill Hearings

With the February 21 bill introduction deadline past us, the California Legislature has begun scheduling its bill hearings in policy committees over the coming weeks. The CHEAC Legislative Committee is meeting again today in-person in Sacramento to review legislative measures of interest to local health departments and public health. Bills on which positions are taken…

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Bill Introduction Deadline Passes, Legislature Gets to Work

Last Friday was the deadline for new legislative bills to be introduced for 2020. To date, the Legislature has introduced over 2,200 measures in both houses. CHEAC’s Legislative Committee also convened on February 21 to review the first batch of bills of interest to local health departments. The Committee will meet again on Friday, March…

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CHEAC State Legislative Member Education Day Expands

A number of CHEAC members recently descended upon the State Capitol to educate members of the Legislature and their staff on the role and value of local health departments in Sacramento. This year’s event was an expansion of CHEAC’s first Legislative Member Education Day held in 2019 with 29 members representing 19 local health departments,…

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Assembly Select Committee on Infectious Diseases Convenes Informational Hearing on HIV, HCV, and STDs

On Tuesday, the Assembly Select Committee on Infectious Diseases, chaired by Assembly Member Mike Gipson, convened an informational hearing focused on the HIV, HCV, and STD epidemics in California. The hearing featured three key panels, the first providing an overview of the diseases in California, the second highlighting challenges in addressing them, and the third…

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